WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita County deputies arrested a man after an alleged vehicle pursuit Friday night.


According to the arrest affidavit, on Oct. 21, 2022, just before 11 p.m., a Wichita County Deputy was on Old Jacksboro Highway near Central Freeway when they saw a silver four-door Kia driving without a front license plate.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on Kell Boulevard at Austin Street but the driver sped away at more than 100 MPH, evading through several city streets before stopping at the corner of Pearl and Denver Street.

The suspect, later identified as Laon Stipe, got out of his vehicle and fled. Wichita Falls Police joined in the search and located him.

After a short foot pursuit, Stipe was tased and taken into custody. He is charged with two counts of evading arrest. His bond was set at $11,500 by a judge.